Press release – Migration in the central Mediterranean and crises in South Sudan, DRC and Gabon

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Press release – Migration in the central Mediterranean and crises in South Sudan, DRC and Gabon


Author: European Parliament.


Ahead of the informal European Council meeting of 3 February, MEPs will debate the current growing migratory pressure in the central Mediterranean with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Wednesday afternoon at around 17.00, following the addition of this item to the plenary agenda.

While the number of persons crossing the Aegean Sea to reach the EU has fallen significantly, the number of those risking the central Mediterranean sea crossing, mainly from Libya to Italy, has continued to grow.

Crises in South Sudan, DRC and Gabon

In later debates, MEPs will assess the spread of violence and the resulting urgent humanitarian needs in South Sudan, as well as election-related violence and political tensions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Gabon, with European Commissioner for international cooperation and development, Neven Mimica, representing Ms Mogherini.

You can watch the plenary debates via EP Live, and EbS+.

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